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CALVERT’S BEST

2013 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

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CALVERT’S BEST

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Calvert’s Best Business Group, Inc., founded in 2009 by Calvert County resident, Manish Dureja, is proud to return with an updated Calvert’s Best Business directory. It features all the local businesses voted as favorites in our 2013 survey, ranging from antique stores and art galleries to best welding and window services. It’s the ultimate guide to buying local and supporting hometown businesses. This year, Calvert’s Best is made possible through a partnership with Diane Burr and Bayside Partners, LLC, publishers of the Chesapeake Current, Chesapeake Current Cuisine, and Chesapeake Bay Tripper. These are the only locally-owned and operated media resources in Calvert County, and are published out of North Beach, MD. Manish Dureja is a University of Maryland Smith School of Business alumni. A graduate of Northern High School, he was a member of the FBLA program and an Academy of Finance graduate. He owns several small businesses in the area. Diane Burr is President of the Bay Business Group (BBG), and a member of the North Beach Parks Commission. Diane earned a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Maryland (UMUC) and two bachelor’s degrees, one in Management and the other in Psychology. She worked in the national news media for many years, and also was a Principal in Client Development at a global consulting firm in Washington DC for over nine years. She founded the Chesapeake Current in 2010. Calvert’s Best Business Book 10302 Southern MD Blvd. # 250 Dunkirk, MD 20754 For information about advertising in the next edition, call or email: (443)605-4564 (410) 231-0140 calvertsbest@gmail.com About Us

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05 Bay Living Best Beach

Best Crab Shack

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Best Restaurant on the Water

North Beach

Tyler’s Crab House

Rod 'N' Reel

ci.north-beach.md.us • 301.855.6681

tylerstackle.com • 410.257.6610

chesapeakebeachresortspa.com 866.312.5596

Other Favorites Brownie's Beach Breezy Point Beach

Other Favorites Mel's Bay Fish Market

Other Favorites Stoney's Broomes Island

Best Boat Charters

Best Marina

Best View of the Bay

The Worm

Rod 'N' Reel

Rod 'N' Reel

wormcharters.com • 410.474.4428

chesapeakebeachresortspa.com 866.312.5596

chesapeakebeachresortspa.com 866.312.5596

Other Favorites Bunkey's Mary Lou Too

Other Favorites Breezy Point Solomon's

Other Favorites North Beach Pier Solomon's Pier

Best Boat Cleaner/Repair Shop

Best Marine Service

Boat Shop, Inc. Prince Frederick

Breezy Point

410.535.6324

breezypointmarina.com • 301.758.9981

Other Favorites KB Derr & son Washburns

Other Favorites Rod 'N' Reel

Best Boat Supply Shop

Best Place to Fish

West Marine Solomons

Chesapeake Beach

westmarine.com • 410.326.6006

chesapeake-beach.md.us • 410.257.2230

Other Favorites Washburns

Other Favorites North Beach Pier Solomon's Bay Living

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Save the Date: The second annual Dragon Boat Races in North Beach to benefit End Hunger Calvert are scheduled for Saturday June 21, 2014.

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08 Food & Restaurants Best Atmosphere

Best Burger

Best Deli

Mamma Lucia

Five Guys, Prince Frederick

Nick’s of Calvert, Prince Frederick

mammaluciarestaurant.com 443.486.4701 (Prince Frederick) 301.812.1240 (Dunkirk)

Other Favorites Westlawn Inn Mexico Restaurants

fiveguys.com • 443.486.4200

Other Favorites Chesapeake Grill Trader's

Best Bakery

Best Chinese Restaurant

nicksofcalvert.com • 410.414.7105

Other Favorites Chesapeake Grill Roland's

Best Dessert

Sweet Sue’s, North Beach

East Café, Dunkirk

Sweet Sue’s, North Beach

sweetsues-bakeshop.com • 410.286.8041

410.286.8178

sweetsues-bakeshop.com • 410.286.8041

Other Favorites Blondie's Panera Bread

Other Favorites Fortune Cookie China King

Other Favorites Olde Bay Tavern CD Café

Best Bar

Best Coffee

Best Dinner

Neptune’s, North Beach

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neptunesseafoodpub.com 410.257.7899

Starbucks

Jerry’s Place, Prince Frederick

starbucks.com • 410.326.0942

jerrys-place.com • 410.535.3242

Other Favorites Greene Turtle Trader's

Other Favorites Wawa Dunkin Donuts

Other Favorites Outback Steakhouse Mamma Lucia

Best Breakfast

Best Crab Cake

Best Family Dining

Trader’s, Chesapeake Beach

Jerry’s Place, Prince Frederick

traders-eagle.com • 301.855.0766

jerrys-place.com • 410.535.3242

Other Favorites Bob Evans Rod 'N' Reel

Other Favorites Bay Fish Market Chesapeake Grill

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Mamma Lucia

mammaluciarestaurant.com 443.486.4701 (Prince Frederick) 301.812.1240 (Dunkirk)

Other Favorites Trader's Chesapeake Grill


Best Fast Food

Best Mexican Restaurant

Best Romantic Dining

Wendy’s, Prince Frederick

Mexico Restaurants

Westlawn Inn, North Beach

wendys.com • 410.535.9609

Other Favorites McDonald's Taco Bell

mexicorestaurant.net 410.414.9037 (Huntingtown) plazamexicomaryland.com 443.964.6381 (North Beach)

Other Favorites La Tolteca Monterey

westlawninn.com • 410.257.0001

Other Favorites Rod 'N' Reel Saphron

Best Night Spot

Best Seafood Restaurant

Greene Turtle, Prince Frederick

Neptune’s, North Beach

Jerry’s Place, Prince Frederick

thegreeneturtle.com • 410.414.5030

neptunesseafoodpub.com • 410.257.7899

jerrys-place.com • 410.535.3242

Other Favorites Neptune's Anthony's Bar & Grill

Other Favorites Greene Turtle Ruddy Duck

Other Favorites Neptune's Abner's

Best Hot Wings

Best Patio/Deck Dining

Best Steamed Crabs

Heavenly Chicken, Dunkirk

Trader’s, Chesapeake Beach

Abner’s, Chesapeake Beach

heavenlychickenandribs.com 410.286.9660

traders-eagle.com • 301.855.0766

abnerscrabhouse.com • 410.257.3689

Other Favorites Yo Mama's Greene Turtle

Other Favorites Rod 'N' Reel

Other Favorites Tylers Bay Fish Market

Best Ice Cream

Best Pizza

Best Winery

Best Happy Hour

Rita's, Prince Frederick

Ledo's, Prince Frederick

Running Hare Vineyard

ritasice.com • 410.414.9200

ledopizza.com • 410.535.6084

runningharevineyard.com • 410.414.8486

Other Favorites Maggie Moo's Cold Penguin

Other Favorites Mamma Lucia Papa John's

Other Favorites Friday's Creek Solomons Winery

Best Italian Restaurant

Best Restaurant

Mamma Lucia

Jerry’s Place, Prince Frederick

mammaluciarestaurant.com 443.486.4701 (Prince Frederick) 301.812.1240 (Dunkirk)

Other Favorites Three Brothers DiGiovanni's

jerrys-place.com • 410.535.3242

Other Favorites Chesapeake Grille Outback

Best Lunch

Best Ribs

Chesapeake Grill & Deli, Dunkirk

Adam’s Ribs, Prince Frederick

chesapeakegrille.com • 410.286.5939

adamsribsprincefrederick.com 410.586.0001

Other Favorites Panera Bread Dream Weaver

Other Favorites Boomerangs Smokey Joe's Food & Restaurants

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This Year’s Ballot Winners! Twelve lucky voters who filled out Calvert’s Best ballots were drawn at random to receive gift cards! Be sure to fill out the next Calvert’s Best survey for your chance to win! • Jonse Sutana • Brian Grabarek • Linda Gingras • David Rawlings • Jennifer Smith • Barbara Perry

Huntingtown Lusby Port Republic Prince Frederick Saint Leonard Saint Leonard

• Donna Miller • Ray Wheeler • Jennifer Kratz • Nancy Harris-Spivey • Bill Collette • Rebecca Kozielec

Solomons Sunderland North Beach Chesapeake Beach Owings Dunkirk

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12 Home & Garden Best A/C Contractor

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Best Building Materials Store

Best Fireplace/Hearth Dealer Superior Fireplace & Garage

Leitch Heating and A/C of PF

Ace Hardware

princefrederickhvac.com • 410.881.5495

acehardware.com • 410.326.3222

superiorfireplaceandgaragedoor.com 410.535.0704

Other Favorites Patuxent Heating and A/C Tri-County Aire

Other Favorites Dunkirk Supply Dunkirk Hardware

Other Favorites Ace Hardware Chesapeake Chimney

Best Asphalt Contractor

Best Chimney Cleaning Service

Best Flooring Company

Southern Maryland Paving

Chesapeake Chimney

Floor System

somdpaving.com • 301.855.9071

chesapeakechimney.com 410. 535.0052

floorsystems.net • 410.257.7380

Other Favorites Seal Pro Morgan Russell

Other Favorites Superior Fireplace & Garage

Other Favorites Atlas Carpet Choice Floors

Best Bathroom Remodeling

Best Door Company

Best Furniture Store

Beautiful Kitchen & Bath

Dunkirk Supply

Furniture Gallery

beautifulkitchensinc.com • 410. 286.7340

dunkirksupply.com • 410.257.6262

Other Favorites Distinctive Kitchen & Bath Bleak Hill Restorations

Other Favorites Ace Hardware

princefrederickfurniture.com 443.975.7313

Best Building Contractor

Best Electrician Company

Other Favorites Walmart

Best Garden Center / Nursery

Marrick Homes

K&H Electric

Wentworth's Nursery

marrickinc.com • 301.855.3909

kandhelectric.com • 301.855.8654

wentworthnursery.com • 410.535.3664

Other Favorites CRM Construction GH Clark

Other Favorites Larry's Electric Miller Electric

Other Favorites Kelly's Nursery Chesapeake Bounty

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Best Handyman

Best Lawn Mower/Tractor Dealer

Best Pest Control Service

Early Bird Home Services

Lusby Motors

Action

earlybirdhomeservices.com 301.440.2053

lusbyhardware.com • 410.535.0442

actionexterminator.com • 410.535.2646

Other Favorites Michael O'Keefe

Other Favorites Sears LG Elter & Son

Other Favorites Terminix Home Paramount

Best Home Cleaning Service

Best Lawn / Garden Center

Best Plumbing Contractor

Merry Maids

Wentworth’s Nursery

Hayden Plumbing

merrymaids.com • 410.535.1901

wentworthnursery.com • 410.535.3664

410.741.5072

Other Favorites Molly Maids

Other Favorites Ace Hardware Walmart

Other Favorites Fred Wyrostek Plumbing Wall's Plumbing

Best Home Decor Store

Best New Homebuilder

Best Pool Repair Company

Walmart

Quality Built Homes (QBH)

Stevenson Pools

walmart.com • 410.535.3790

qbhi.com • 410.414.6995

stevensonpools.com • 410.257.6512

Other Favorites Sassy Shoppe Cherry Pickers

Other Favorites Marrick Homes Kaine Homes

Other Favorites Merillat Pool & Acqu Maintenance Scott's Pool & Spa

Best Home Heating Oil Dealer

Best Paint Store

Best Pool / Spa Dealer

SMO

Ace Hardware

Stevenson Pools

410.257.7575

acehardware.com • 410.326.3222

stevensonpools.com • 410.257.6512

Other Favorites SJ Johnson Oil Suburban Propane

Other Favorites Sherwin Williams Dunkirk Hardware

Other Favorites Merillat Pool & Acqu Maintenance Scott's Pool & Spa

Best Kitchen Remodeling

Best Painting Contractor

Best Prof. Interior Decorator

Beautiful Kitchen & Bath

Lumpkin

Interiors by the Bay

beautifulkitchensinc.com • 410.286.7340

410.474.4912

410.535.3900

Other Favorites Distinctive Kitchen & Bath SKD Design Studio

Other Favorites Artistic Flair Wood Painting

Other Favorites SKD Design Studio Brooke Steuart Interiors

Best Landscaping Service

Best Patio/Deck Dealer

Best Real Estate Agent

Wentworth's Nursery

Ace Hardware

wentworthnursery.com • 410.535.3664

acehardware.com • 410.326.3222

gailnyman.remaxagent.com 301.855.1255

Other Favorites Kelly's Garner Exteriors

Other Favorites Dunkirk Hardware

Other Favorites Dawn Riley Steve Brien

Gail Nyman

Home & Garden

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Best Real Estate Company ReMax

Calvert Trash

www.remax.com • 301.855.8600

mrtrash.com • 888.678.7274

Other Favorites Century 21 Exit Realty

Other Favorites Ace Hauling Bay Area Disposal

Best Roofing Contractor

Best Tree Service

GH Clark

Kelly's Tree Service

ghclark.com • 410.414.7060

301.855.4268

Other Favorites Mason Gott

Other Favorites Spence's Tree Service Calvert Tree Service

Best Security Company

Best Window Company

ADT Security

GH Clark

adt.com • 877.940.4260

ghclark.com • 410.414.7060

Other Favorites Feel Safe Security Vintage Security

Other Favorites Royal Glass

Best Septic Tank Cleaning Cotton's Septic cottonsseptic.com • 410.257.7606

Other Favorites J&J Portables Jimmy's Septic

Best Siding Contractor GH Clark ghclark.com • 410.414.7060

Other Favorites Mason Gott Southern MD Windows & Siding

Best Snow Removal Contractor Cotton's Septic cottonsseptic.com • 410.257.7606

Other Favorites Kelly's

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Best Trash Hauling Company

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Every New Year’s Day, hundreds of people flock to North Beach for the Polar Bear Plunge into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Home & Garden

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1995 Chaneyville Rd. Owings, MD 20736

410-257-3838

OPEN MONDAY – SATURDAY AT 10 AM

Family owned in Calvert County since 1976. COME IN AND SHOP OUR ALMOST 10,000 SF SHOWROOM!

Home & Garden

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18 Places & Programs Best Apartment Complex

Best Karate/Martial Arts Academy

Burnt Oaks

Julie Rogers

Black Belt Academy

 burntoaks.com • 301.855.3394

julierogersstudio.com • 410.257.6078

calvertmartialarts.com • 410.414.7530

Other Favorites Silverwood

Other Favorites Calvert School of Dance Diane Herberts Dance Studio

Other Favorites Calvert MMA Elite Martial Arts

Best Art Gallery

Best Golf Course

Best Library

CalvART Gallery

Chesapeake Hills

Prince Frederick Library

calvartgallery.org •  410.535.9252

chesapeakehills.com • 410.326.4653

 calvert.lib.md.us • 410.535.0291

Other Favorites Annmarie Garden Medart Galleries

Other Favorites Twin Shields Mellomar

Other Favorites Fairview Library Twin Beaches Library

Best Banquet/Reception Hall

Best Gymnastics Program

Best Museum

Hall at Huntingtown

Jennie's Gymnastics

Calvert Marine Museum

hallathuntingtown.com • 410.535.4439

 chesapeakegymnasticsclub.com 410.286.2646

calvertmarinemuseum.com 410.326.2042

Other Favorites Calvert All Stars

Other Favorites Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum

Best Calvert County Event

Best Horse Stable

Best Non Profit Organization

Other Favorites Running Hare Vineyard Rod 'N' Reel

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Best Dance Studio

Calvert County Fair

Lucky Cricket Farms

End Hunger in Calvert County

calvertcountyfair.com • 410.535.0026

410.535.1670 

chesapeakechurch.org • 410.257.0700

Other Favorites North Beach Farmers' Market Relay for Life

Other Favorites Lilly Pond Farms New Era Farms

Other Favorites Calvert Hospice United Way

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Best Party Supply Rentals Fantasy World Entertainment fwworld.com • 410.414.9400

Other Favorites Top Hat Jim's Air

Best Place for Birthday Parties Calvert County Acquatic Center co.cal.md.us • 410.414.8350

Other Favorites Calvert Bowl North Beach Community Center

Best Place to Play Bingo Rod 'N' Reel  chesapeakebeachresortspa.com 410.257.2735

Other Favorites North Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. Optimist Club

Best Private School The Calverton School calvertonschool.org • 301.855.1922

Other Favorites Cardinal Hickey Academy Lady Star of the Sea

Best Self-Storage Facility Armory Road Self Storage marrickselfstorage.com • 410.535.1799

Other Favorites Skinners Turn Self Storage Cove Point Self Storage

Best Vineyard Running Hare Vineyard  runningharevineyard.com • 410.414.8486

Other Favorites Friday's Creek Winery Solomons Winery Places & Programs

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Have Fun With Us! Memorial Day through Labor Day! Located at 4079 Gordon Stinnett Ave. Chesapeake Beach

chesapeakebeachwaterpark.com

Places & Programs

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Best Auto Service Center Art's Automotive

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Best Car Wash Splash n Dash

rymerassociates.com • 410.535.1330

autorepaircalvertcounty.com 410.257.9165

splashndashmd.com • 410.414.3224

Other Favorites Susan Allen Patricia Blackford

Other Favorites Family Auto Care LDG, Dunkirk & Prince Frederick

Other Favorites Solomons Car Wash Dunkirk BP

Best Auto Body Repair Shop

Best Bank

Best Caterer

Sisk Auto Body

PNC Bank

Maryland Country Caterers

www.siskautobody.com • 301.855.5525

www.pnc.com • 410.286.5950

mdcountrycaterers.com • 410.257.2771

Other Favorites Sullivan's Auto Body Creations Auto

Other Favorites Bank of America Community Bank of Tri-County

Other Favorites Dream Weaver Du Paul's

Best Auto Customization

Best Barber Shop

Best Cell Phone Service Provider

Creations Auto

Skills

Verizon Wireless

301-855-0220

410.286.9222

verizonwireless.com • 410.535.0364

Other Favorites The Muffler Shop Platinum Sounds

Other Favorites Bay Clippers John's Barber Shop

Other Favorites AT&T Wireless Sprint PCS

Best Auto Glass Repair

Best Bus Charter Shop

Best Civil Engineers

Royal Glass

Spriggs

COA

royalglass.com • 301.855.0830

spriggsmotorcoaches.com • 301.855.2158

coainc.com • 410.535.3101

Other Favorites Economy Glass Safelite

Other Favorites Keller Reid Bus Service

Other Favorites Wilkerson & Associates RA Barrett & Associates

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Best Computer Repair

Best Embroidery Shop

Best Funeral Home

Office Depot

EmbroidMe

Rausch Funeral Home

officedepot.com • 410.535.1520

embroidme-dunkirk.com • 410.286.0575

Other Favorites Right Side Computer Guys Idea Solutions

Other Favorites The Sassy Shoppe Old Towne Embroidery

rauschfuneralhomes.com 410.257.6181

Best Copy Center

Best Excavating Contractor

Other Favorites Lee Funeral Home

Best Furniture Store

Office Depot

Morgan Russell

Furniture Gallery

officedepot.com • 410.535.1520

morganerussell.com • 410.257.2940

princefrederickfurniture.com 443.975.7313

Other Favorites UPS Store Main Street Copy & Design

Other Favorites Hance Excavating A-1 Excavating

Other Favorites AAA Metropolitan Appliance Nice & Fleazy

Best Day Spa

Best Family Physician

Best Hair Salon

jacquelinemorgandayspa.com 410.535.6059

Jacqueline Morgan Spa

Calvert Internal Medicine

Michelangelo's

calvertmedicine.com • 410.535.2005

michelangelosalon.com • 410.286.9870

Other Favorites Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa Scalped

Other Favorites Dunkirk Family Practice Calvert Family Practice

Other Favorites Creations Hair Salon Julian's Hair Design

Best Dental Office

Best Fence Company

Best Health/Fitness Center

Prince Frederick Dental Center princefrederickdental.com 410.535.5055

Long Fence

World Gym (3 Locations)

longfence.com • 800.917.5664

worldgym.com • 410.414.9001

Other Favorites Gentle Family Dentistry Dr. Woods of Owings

Other Favorites Thomas Fence

Other Favorites Poston's Fitness for Life Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center

Best Disc Jockey (DJ)

Best Florist

Best Hotel Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa

Crow Entertainment

Floral Expressions

crowentertainment.com • 410.257.7936

floralexpression.net • 410.257.7775

Other Favorites DJ Dave DJ Keith Hicks

Other Favorites Karen's of Calvert Garner & Duff (Tie for 3rd) Bowen's Florist (Tie for 3rd)

Best Dry Cleaners

Best Framing

chesapeakebeachresortspa.com 410.257.5596

Other Favorites Hilton Garden Inn Spring Hill Suites

Best Investment Firm

Spot Out of Prince Frederick

Medart Galleries

Edward Jones (3 locations)

410.535.8978

medartgalleries.com • 410.257.6616

edwardjones.com • 410.394.1765

Other Favorites Safeway

Other Favorites House of Frames

Other Favorites Calvert Wealth Management

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Best Law Firm

Best Mortgage Company

Davis, Upton, Palumbo & Dougherty, LLC

First Mariner Mortgage

Petsmart

1stmarinermortgage.com • 800.503.0002

stores.petsmart.com • 410.257.1743

Other Favorites Envoy Mortgage Suntrust Bank

Other Favorites Petco

Best Licensed Day Care Center

Best Nail Salon

Best Photo Center

davisupton.com • 410.535.1780

Other Favorites Law Firm of Cumberland & Erly Delaney & Keffler, LLC

Best Pet Trainer

Dawn's Early Light

Andy's Nails

Walmart

dawnsearlylight.net • 301.855.6300

410.286.5300

walmart.com • 410.535.3790

Other Favorites Prime Time Noah's Ark

Other Favorites Spa One Nails Fashion Nails

Other Favorites CVS Walgreens

Best Limousine Service

Best Optician (Eye Care)

Best Physical Therapy

Bayside Limousines

Pearle Vision

Calvert Physical Therapy

baysidelimo.com • 410.549.0413

pearlevision.com • 410.257.6931

410.394.2838

Other Favorites Diamond Limousines

Other Favorites Bayshore Doctors On Sight

Other Favorites Bayview Physical Therapy K Conway Physical Therapy

Best Local Insurance Agency

Best Orthodontist

Best Physician

State Farm (Multiple)

Dr. Krishnan

Dr. Brophy

statefarm.com • 410.286.5443

drkrishnan.com • 410.535.2332

410.286.3865

Other Favorites A&W Insurance Nationwide (Multiple)

Other Favorites Dr. Seidel Dr. Dowling

Other Favorites Dr. Jani Dr. Brooks

Best Locksmith

Best Pet Boarding Facility

Best Pre-School Program

Art's Lock Service

Interlude Pet Resort

Dawn's Early Light

301.855.8443

interludepetresort.com • 410.586.1843

dawnsearlylight.net • 301.855.6300

Other Favorites John's Locksmith Chesapeake Lock & Safe

Other Favorites Country Side Kennels Prince Frederick Kennels

Other Favorites Prime Time Tidewater School

Best Massage Location

Best Pet Groomer

Best Prof. Photographer

Jacqueline Morgan Day Spa jacquelinemorgandayspa.com • 410.535.6059

Pampered Paws

Danny Douglas Photography

pamprpaws.com • 410.257.7297

dannydouglas.com • 301.529.5328

Other Favorites Tracey Eno Massage Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa

Other Favorites Interlude Doggie Stylz

Other Favorites Sonny Wink Photography Shannon O'Mealy Photography Services

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Best SEO Services

Best Towing Company

Best Welding Company

Your Digital Salesman

Chips Towing

Walton's Welding

yourdigitalsalesman.com 443.684.2184

chipstransportandtowing.com • 301.855.8343

301.855.2944

Other Favorites Rawlings Towing George's Towing

Best Shipping Outlet UPS Store

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Best Transmission Repair Art's Automotive

Best Window Tinting Company Platinum Sounds

theupsstorelocal.com • 410.286.3940

autorepaircalvertcounty.com 410.257.9165

platinumsoundsandrims.com 410.414.8320

Other Favorites Pack N Ship ParcelX

Other Favorites LDG Automotive Tech 1 Automotive

Other Favorites Xlnt Tint Tint Works

Best Sign Shop

Best Travel Agency

TNT Signs

Golden Opportunity

fullvehiclewrap.com • 301.704.1414

410.535.9483

Other Favorites Mark Z Signs by Stacy

Other Favorites Ensemble Travel

Best Social Media Strategist

Best Veterinary Clinic

Your Digital Salesman

Dunkirk Animal Hospital

yourdigitalsalesman.com • 443.684.2184

calvertveterinarian.com • 443.550.1034

Other Favorites Forward Social Media Strategies Full Sail Social Media

Other Favorites Calvert Animal Hospital Prince Frederick Animal Hospital

Best Tanning Salon

Best Vision Center

The Perfect Tan

Pearle Vision

410.535.5505

pearlevision.com • 410.257.6931

Other Favorites Sizzles Endless Summer

Other Favorites Eye Associates Doctors On Sight

Best Tattoo Shop

Best Website Designer

Red Octopus

Your Digital Salesman

redoctopustattoos.com • 410.535.9095

yourdigitalsalesman.com • 443.684.2184

Other Favorites Regrets Battle Scars

Other Favorites Calvert Design Group

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www.RauschFuneralHomes.com

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410-257-6181

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Want to grow your business? Consider joining the Bay Business Group (BBG)! As a small, local business owner, membership in the BBG is one of the most valuable investments you can make. For only $150 a year, the BBG provides: Monthly Member Meetings: Get the facts so you know what’s really going on. BBG-U: Valuable learning opportunities on hot topics to help you grow your business and stretch your mind. Networking: Meet new customers, get qualified leads, and form alliances and friendships with other local business owners. Promote Your Business: Many free and low-cost advertising options are available to BBG members through our extensive e-mail lists, web sites, events, and member alliances. Buy Local: Be a part of our campaign to divert customers to local businesses rather than big box chains. Give & Receive: No other business group in our area does as much for our members and our communities as the BBG! Check out our web site at BayBusinessGroup.org or email President@baybusinessgroup.org

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Best Drug Store / Pharmacy

Nice 'N' Fleazy

Office Depot

CVS

410.257.3044

officedepot.com • 410.535.1520

CVS.com • 410.326.6731

Other Favorites Cherry Pickers Consignment Chesapeake Market Place & Auction House

Other Favorites Right Side Computer Guys Walmart

Other Favorites Chesapeake Care Drug Rite Aid

Best Automobile Dealership

Best Consignment Shop

Best Electronics Store

Bayside Toyota

Cherry Pickers Consignment

Walmart

baysidetoyota.com • 888.842.5215

443.964.4970

walmart.com • 410.535.3790

Other Favorites Prince Frederick Ford Winegardner

Other Favorites Consignments by Judi Coyle Big Top Kids Consigment

Other Favorites Office Depot Radio Shack

Best Card Shop

Best Convenience Store

Best Formal Wear

Pam's Hallmark

Wawa of Dunkirk & PF

Carrington's of Prince Frederick

hallmark.com • 410.286.3400

wawa.com • 410.286.7235

carringtonformalwear.com • 410.414.2600

Other Favorites Ralon's Hallmark Shop Chesapeake Care Drug

Other Favorites Fastop (various locations) 7-11 (various locations)

Other Favorites Peebles Floral Expressions

Best Cell Phone Store

Best Craft Store

Best Gift Shop

Verizon Wireless of PF

Walmart

Hallmark All Locations

verizonwireless.com • 410.535.0364

walmart.com • 410.535.3790

 hallmark.com • 410.535.4662

Other Favorites Atlantic Wireless of Dunkirk AT&T Store of Prince Frederick

Other Favorites Educate & Celebrate Bead Boutique

Other Favorites Sassy Shoppe Floral Expressions

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Best Jewelry Store

Best Pet Shop

Best Superstore

Dickinson of Dunkirk and PF

Petsmart

Walmart

 dickinsonjewelers.com 301.855.8770 Dunkirk 410.535.4338 Prince Frederick

 stores.petsmart.com • 410.257.1743

walmart.com • 410.535.3790

Other Favorites Petco Lucky Duck Pet Stuff

Other Favorites Kmart Giant

Best Liquor Store

Best Produce Stand

Best Tire Dealer

Other Favorites Maertens of Lusby JW Jewelers of Prince Frederick Nick's of Calvert

Trott's Fresh Farm Produce of Dunkirk

Mr. Tire

 nicksofcalvert.com • 410.414.7105

410.257.2175

mrtire.com • 410.535.4433

Other Favorites Dunkirk Wine & Spirits Roland's

Other Favorites Chesapeake Bounty of St Leonard Spider Hall Farm of Prince Frederick

Other Favorites Granados - Goodyear Tire Eagle Tire

Best Motorcycle Shop

Best Sewing Machine Dealer

Best Toy Store

Tan's Cycles

Calvert Quilt Shop

Walmart

tanscyclesparts.com • 301.855.8337

 calvertquiltshop.com • 410.535.0576

walmart.com • 410.535.3790

Other Favorites Renegade's Classic Lucky's Cycles

Other Favorites Walmart Star Sewing Machine & Vacuum

Other Favorites Educate and Celebrate Kmart

Best Music Instrument Rentals

Best Shoe Store

Best Video / Game Rental Redbox

Sacchetti Music

Shoe Dept

sacchettimusic.com • 410.257.7620

shoedept.com • 410.535.9240

Other Favorites Garrett Music Academy Medart Galleries

Other Favorites Payless Peebles

Other Favorites Blockbuster Box Game Stop

Best Music Store

Best Shopping Center

Best Women's Clothing Store

Sacchetti Music

Fox Run Shopping Center (PF)

sacchettimusic.com • 410.257.7620

Cato  catofashions.com • 410.535.3107

Other Favorites Garrett Music Academy Hot Licks

Other Favorites Dunkirk Town Center Prince Frederick Market Square

Other Favorites Peebles Wheel Clothing Store

Best Outdoor Furniture Dealer

Best Supermarket

Best Wine Selection

Walmart

Giant

Nick's of Calvert

walmart.com • 410.535.3790

 giantfood.com • 410.394.2160

nicksofcalvert.com • 410.414.7105

Other Favorites Kmart Wentworth

Other Favorites Safeway Nick's of Calvert

Other Favorites Dunkirk Wine & Spirits Port of Call Liquors Shopping

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